California’s Top-Ranked Golf Resort Reveals New Coastal Golf Getaway Packages And Academy Workshops This Fall

This fall, value-driven golf getaways and top instruction programs abound for locals and visitors alike at Pelican Hill Golf Club®, with both the Ocean North and Ocean South courses ranked by Golf Digest as two of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2011/2012. Pelican Hill Resort, the top California Golf Resort according to Condé Nast Traveler readers, features 36 holes of ocean-view golf designed by Tom Fazio, as well as the Pelican Hill Golf Academy led by Glenn Deck, one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America.”

“Fall in Southern California brings beautiful weather and excellent playing conditions along the coast of Newport Beach,” said Steve Friedlander, General Manager of Pelican Hill Golf Club. “This is an ideal time of year for golfers of all ages and levels, from near or far, to experience Pelican Hill’s package values and academy programs.”

Pelican Hill’s fall golf and accommodation packages include:

Guys’ Golf Getaway
September 5 – December 30
Whether celebrating or rejuvenating, men who desire a supreme escape exclusively with the guys will revel in this perfect package designed just for them! From ocean-view golf and hearty cuisine to posh Villa accommodations and traditional barber shop grooming, Pelican Hill offers an ideal backdrop and casually sophisticated amenities for Guys’ Golf Getaway.With a minimum of two guests, the Guys’ Golf Getaway package includes: Two nights in a spacious Villa with personal butler service One golf round with forecaddie on a Fazio-designed ocean-view course Dinner at Pelican Grill, the Golf Club’s 19th Hole and Newport Coast’s Sports Center Haircut & Hot Lather Shave in The Spa’s traditional Barber Chair
Starting from $1,450 for two nights (based on double occupancy in two-bedroom garden-view Villa). Two-night minimum stay required; based on availability. Excludes tax and gratuity.

Golf Academy “Total Tune-up” Package
September 5 – December 30
Pelican Hill Golf Club, renowned for its Tom Fazio-designed courses, ocean-view holes and impeccable services, offers private instruction for any level of golfer. Led by Glenn Deck, one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America,” Pelican Hill Golf Academy’s “Total Tune-up Package” private half-day clinic is the perfect option for experienced players to polish their fundamentals, for advanced golfers to pick up new techniques, or for novices to learn the game.

With a minimum of two nights, the Golf Academy “Total Tune-up” Package includes: Two nights in Luxurious Bungalow Guest Room Private 45-minute lesson at Pelican Hill Golf Academy and 2.5-hour nine-hole playing lesson with Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher in America” Glenn Deck
Starting from $1,685 for two nights. Two-night minimum stay required; based on availability. Excludes tax and gratuity.

Just Bring Your Swing
For Three Courses, Four Days & Three Nights, September – December
Tired of lugging your golf clubs through airports and being hit with exorbitant baggage fees? Then, choose to travel light and enjoy Pelican Hill’s premium equipment when you arrive! For unparalleled value, spend four days and three nights playing three rounds on 54 Tom Fazio-designed holes of golf, plus Nike Rental Clubs, a dozen Nike Golf Balls & loaner Shoes, one 30-minute tune-up lesson with Glenn Deck, use of full-service Practice Facility, Clubhouse, Lockers, Lounge, unlimited bottled water, a Tom Fazio Book and unlimited replays without forecaddie.

Starting from $1,397 per person with double occupancy, based upon availability. For shorter stays, play two Pelican Hill courses over three days with two nights of accommodations, starting from $1,045 per person with double occupancy, based upon availability.

Pelican Hill Golf Academy workshops during the fall season include:

Aim Point Green Reading with Jason Goldsmith
September 18 from 2 – 4:30 p.m.
The Aim Point Green Reading method is currently used by top 100 instructors, PGA Tour pros and caddies. It is the most effective way to read greens ever developed and teaches exactly why and how a putt breaks.
$200 per student

Putting School
9 a.m. to 12 noon on September 10, October 15, November 12, November 26 & December 10
Putting accounts for 40% percent of your golf game, and it is the easiest part of the game. Improve your score by making more putts. We focus on your set up for correct flow lines, alignment, distance control, feel, and green reading.
$225 per student

Chipping/Pitching & Bunker School
1 – 4 p.m. on September 10, October 15, November 12 & November 26 & December 10
Two thirds of your golf game is played from 75 yards and in. Improve your scoring shots with focus on chipping, pitching, flop, and bunker play. We all miss a few greens, so learn how to recover and make more pars on the golf course.
$225 per student

Full Swing School
9 a.m. to 12 noon September 11, October 16, November 13 & November 27 & December 11
Improve your ball striking with focus on the full swing fundamentals, key movements in the swing that match up to you and your natural motion. So if your swing needs a little help let us improve your motion to ensure you’re having more fun out on the course.
$225 per student

Women’s Golf Academy Weekend Clinics
September 10, October 8, November 12 & December 10
Ladies learn the game or polish fundamentals at monthly full-day clinics that include: One three-hour small group instruction session (four-to-one student-to-instructor ratio) with one of our certified PGA professionals, covering putting, chipping, pitching & bunkers and full-swing 9 holes of instructor-led group play on one of two oceanfront courses by Tom Fazio Complimentary lunch at Pelican Grill Special 20% discount on all merchandise purchased at the Golf Pro Shop during the day(s) of your Golf Academy Locker, shoe service, practice balls, golf car and golf bag storage at Pelican Hill Golf Club

$595 per student per full-day clinic

For Golf Academy reservations, please contact Glenn Deck at or 949-467-5810. For accommodations, spa, dining or golf reservations, please call 800.820.6800.

Pelican Hill Golf Academy

Pelican Hill Golf Academy is a preeminent institution of golf instruction in California. The dedicated teaching facilities include two greens, bunkers and artificial-surface driving tees and panoramic views of the courses and Pacific Ocean. The Academy holds a variety of half-day golf schools, full-day short game programs, full-day full swing schools coupled with playing lessons, total game evaluations, private lessons, and specialty golf schools year-round.

One weekend every month, the Pelican Hill Golf Academy holds four different half-day golf schools and each one is dedicated to a specific part of the game of golf. The Academy features Putting schools, Chip, Pitch, and Bunker schools, Full Swing schools, and Playing Schools, to enhance or improve whatever specific area needs improving. Private lessons are available at all times to provide customized and individual instruction based on the skill level of any player.

About Pelican Hill®

Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, Pelican Hill features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report “500 Favorite Hotels in the World™” (2011), as Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 California Golf Resort (2011) and #22 among the “Top 100 Best in the World” (2010 Readers’ Choice Awards). Travel + Leisure also ranked Pelican Hill among its “500 World’s Best Hotels” (2011).
The Irvine Company Resort Properties owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. In addition to Pelican Hill, the portfolio includes the Island Hotel Newport Beach, the city’s landmark property and only AAA Five Diamond hotel; Hyatt Regency Irvine, the city’s only Four Diamond hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and several of the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California.
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